Excerpt: I bought this camera to boost my profile for video jobs. While I felt at ease shooting HD with my then trendy Canon Vixia M-41. I always viewed my work as it's not what you shoot, but what you do with the footage. That's all fine and good until you want the higher end gigs. I was urged to get a camera that "means business" when you show up for a job. I did tons of research at the time. I have had the camera a bit over a year now and this is what I can say.
Pros: Dual Sd Card Inputs, Dual Xlr, Easy To Set Up, Easy to Use, Efficient, Pro Features, Quality Construction, Reliable
Excerpt: Although I wish the sensor was a bit bigger to accommodate the massive pixel count (causing the cam to suffer in low light)- there is allot to love about this camera. Great form factor, easy menu navigation, sharp touch screen, and lots of recording options. This is every bit a pro camera like their AG models, however Panasonic has chosen to limit the warranty to 1 year instead of the 3 for other cameras like this. This was a disappointment.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy to Use, Quality Construction
Summary: I've had it for a while and it works better than I had expected. It is loaded with good features, light weight, not too big and the manual controls are all in a good location. Some complained about the iris/focus/zoom rings being a sticky or stiff but I did not find that so. The XLR connections are a big plus. In low light conditions, it works quite acceptably with relatively low noise. The time lapse feature is nice also.
Panasonic AVCCAM AG-AC90A Digital Camcorder - 3.5" - Touchscreen LCD
Carl D., Overstock
1 February 2015
Summary: A very nice AVCAM HD Camcorder . You can even Uodate the Software and camera firmware online. Suggest you use Cyberware or Sony Vegas Software to view and edit your HD videos.?One Question did arise , I have seen where you can remove the lens hood to use UV lens adapters and a 49 mm Tulip lens Hood for a different look in Outdoor Video shooting. RSVP with your suggestions , thanks.
Summary: Right off the top, let me say that the camera is fantastic! I mainly shoot theatrical productions and I was able to capture very clean footage from 80 feet away from the stage. I felt the camera was very intuitive to use straight out of the box and absolutely love the three rings and their functions. Since theater lights tend to change, A LOT, I got great use of the Iris ring. I am very happy with my purchase.
Excerpt: This is good camera at a friendly price. The digital zoom is not all that spectacular (at least not through the LCD) but the controls and menus are easy to access and use. The output looks good and the color is good. Please note that the AG-AC90A, while listed on the Panasonic USA website, is not intended for sale in the US. When trying to register this camera for the free Panasonic 3-year warranty, you must enter Japan as the country of sale.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy to Use, Efficient, Quality Construction